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Rappers: Is It Better To Be Rich Or Respected?

Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture.

This Week's Panel: Eskabe, Kyle Hubbard, KDogg, Dice, O.N.E., UZOY, Show, Undergravity, D-Risha

Not Invited: Rich and famous rappers; poor(er) but highly respected rappers

This Week's Prompt: This week's question actually comes from a reader. It's fairly simple but easy to lie about it when answering, so I guess that makes it complicated too: Essentially, would you rather be rich and famous and viewed as a subpar rapper, or poor but regarded as an exceptional talent?

Eskabel: That first one doesn't sound too bad.

Kyle Hubbard: Well, that's the biggest question of them all. I've reached the point in my career where being regarded as extremely talented by the right people is far more valuable than being considered cool by the majority of people.

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Shea Serrano